There are many things you need to do to have a successful book. We put together a checklist of things you should focus on below. Keep this page open and check off each item as you go. Watch the short video tutorial for each checklist item. And be sure to keep checking back because we’re constantly adding new items to the checklist.
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Create a free bonus + opt-in page for your book
One of the best things you can do is create a free bonus and get people to sign up for your email reader list. Learn how to do that here.
Create emails for when people sign up for your free gift
Learn how to create an email to deliver your free gift/chapter to build your list.
Create a compelling book title
Your book title means everything. Here are some tips to help you make it all it can be.
Create an amazing book cover
Your book cover is the #1 thing people see first. It had better be amazing!
Format your book correctly
If done wrong, you can look unprofessional. Learn how to format your book to look like a pro.
Upload your book to multiple locations
There are more places to upload your book than just Amazon. Find out about all the choices.
Create an author central account and claim your book
Every author should have an Amazon Author Central account.
Get at least 5 reviews using the AMC Reviewer Grabber tool
Reviews are the lifeblood of your book success. Find out how to get more high-quality reviews.
List your book on Goodreads
Not using Goodreads yet? Why not? Here’s a quick tutorial.
Create a Facebook fan page
Find out the best way to create a page on Facebook for your book success.
Create a Twitter account for your book
A quick tutorial on setting up a Twitter account for your book.
Reach out to bloggers
Bloggers reach millions of people. Use them to spread the word.
Get a website or blog for your book
Every author should have a website or blog about their books.
Promote your book using AMC widgets on your blog
Look professional by using AMC blog widgets. Pretty fancy!
Enroll in KDP Select, or not?
The age old question: Should I put my books in KDP Select or not?
Write a fabulous selling book description
Your description is where you hook the reader.
Called local media and pitched your book for shows
Go the extra mile to get the word out.
Order print-on-demand books
Get hard copies to sell on your own at events or send to reviewers.
Created business cards with your book link and promo offer
A neat idea for trade-shows and speaking events.